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Colorado Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Copland: Billy the Kid & Rodeo (2015)

16-11-2015, 13:57
Music | Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: Copland: Billy the Kid & Rodeo
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: BIS
Genre: Classical
Quality: 320 / FLAC
Total Time: 77:18
Total Size: 177 / 310


1. An Outdoor Overture
2. Introduction: The Open Prairie
3. Street in a Frontier Town
4. Mexican Dance and Finale: Billy Kills His Mother's Murderer
5. Prairie Night (Card Game at Night): Billy Cheats Garret at Cards; They Quarrel
6. Gun Battle: Billy Is Captured By Garrett, Turned Sheriff
7. Celebration
8. Billy in Prison: Murder of the Prison Guard and Escape
9. Billy in the Desert (Waltz)
10. Billy's Death
11. Billy's Funeral: Mourning Mexicans
12. The Open Prairie Again
13. El Salón México
14. Buckaroo Holiday
15. Corral Nocturne
16. Ranch House Party
17. Saturday Night Waltz
18. Hoe-down

Having taken up the post of music director with the Colorado Symphony in 2013, Andrew Litton has chosen a highly fitting programme for the orchestra's first recording on BIS: the Wild West, its folk music, traditions and legends loom large in Aaron Copland's ballet scores Billy the Kid and Rodeo. The two works were the result of the composer's search during the early 1930's for a new musical language. In the two ballets, this new direction can be felt in the immediacy of the music, but also in Copland's use of cowboy tunes. A similar approach, but with Mexican themes, characterizes the slightly earlier El Salón México, inspired by a visit to a dancehall in Mexico and the atmosphere he experienced there. Whereas these three works are amongst the most popular in Copland's entire production, the opening piece, An Outdoor Overture, is something of a rarity especially on disc. Composed in the same year as Billy the Kid, the overture was part of an educational campaign with the slogan 'American Music for American Youth' and its snappy rhythms and colourful orchestration will have made it as successful in its original purpose as it is here, as a curtain raiser. The Colorado Symphony is obviously enjoying itself in this all-American programme, as is its conductor Andrew Litton, who joins the revelry as honky-tonk pianist in the Celebration section of Billy the Kid and the Ranch House Party in Rodeo, before bringing the disc to a rollicking end in that ballet's closing section, Hoe-Down.

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platico   User offline   16 November 2015 17:23

Gracias por compartir...

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